What We Love
- A majestic 14th-century castle in northern England, with breakfast and cream tea Soaking up the castle’s original 14th-century features
- Enjoying Beautiful views over the stunning Northumbrian Valley
- Savoring locally sourced produce and excellent cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant
What To Know
- Stop by Josephine's—the hotel's 2 AA Rosettes award-winning restaurant—for seasonal, regional cuisine
- Free WiFi works really well
- Complimentary onsite parking is available
A beautiful 14th-century castle, this stunning hotel is located within 12 acres of woodland estate and dates back to 1350. Originally built during the reign of Edward III, Langley Castle retains many of its authentic features and showcases rolling views over the Northumbrian Valley of the South Tyne.
Expect original stone walls and beautifully prepared cuisine served in Langley Castle’s characterful fine-dining restaurant. For a quintessentially regal experience, guests can also relax in the period-style Drawing Room, featuring stained glass windows, a high beamed ceiling, and a roaring log fire for the winter months. Alongside bagging a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the hotel is a Gold Award Winner of Small Hotel of the Year at the 2014 North East England Tourism Awards.
How to Get There
Spent four days in this beautiful setting. We were definitely King and Queen of the Castle. Could not fault the hotel or its staff. Stayed in the Tower Room and although there was a service lift we could have used, with a member of staff, chose the stairs everytime to soak up the ambience. Staff were extremely attentive and pleasant - their excellent knowledge of the area certainly added to the enjoyment of our exp;oration of the Roman occupation all those years ago. Reservation was for bed, breakfast and evening meal - found the breakfast excellent however it was not until the final night when we were made aware of the relaxed menu which we could have chosen from - something my husband would probably have preferred as less formal. Would definitiely recommend if you have a desire to be treated like royalty for a few days.
We stayed here for one night on a tour of the east of UK. This was our final destination and we loved it. Our classic room, although not in the castle itself was in the cottages in the grounds and it suited us perfectly. It was large, bright and immaculately presented - well done to the staff who tend the gardens too, they were lovely and the peacocks made us laugh more than once. The driveways are wide, we have a large car and narrow driving bays are a pain. The bar area was a talking point and the dinning room although busy still felt intimate. Food was good and there were some nice surprises served to us. I'd recommend for couples in particular.
This is a truly unique experience in an authentic castle.
The conversion of the castle to a hotel has been carried out very sympathetically.
The countryside is really beautiful even in the rain !
We stayed in the cadwallader room which is up a spiral staircase and really excellent.
There are castle view rooms but we really enjoyed spending our stay in the castle.
What makes this castle hotel special are the staff. Everyone was genuinely friendly and helpful. They really made the stay special.
The food was also very good and there is a good choice for breakfast.
The battlements tour each morning is worth the effort to climb to the top of the castle.
Overall a superb 2 night break and whilst not cheap it was certainly worth the cost.
Took advantage of a Travelzoo offer. What value for money! Our room was in the Castle view gardens. Wow! The decor was exquisite and the Queen size bed very comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and the separate shower was magic. A nice touch in the large suite type room was the sky TV and the Alexia hub. There was also a sofa and large arm chair. The gardens were well kept and the peacocks were an added attraction but their droppings had to be carefully avoided on the paths. Breakfast in the castle would have been a problem if it was raining but a large umbrella was provided in the room. The evening meal was enjoyable and beautifully presented although expensive. The added service charge was the only fault. Will certainly go again.
There is no doubt that staying in the castle is a specal experience - I was pleased we upgraded from the “Castleview” rooms in an annex below the castle to the main historic building itself. Owned by an American who regularly visits, for English tastes it might be overstuffed with antiques and paintings not all directly connected to the Castle’s significant history. Our room had a four poster, comfortable chairs and good bathroom with excellent shower. But not the most comfortable mattress or pillows and no “beyond expectations” extras in the room.
The restaurant is prime dining and expensive, with plenty of pricey supplements beyond the somewhat slim choices that are not attractively described. The service was somewhat amateur for the stature of the place; butthe food well presented and more interesting than described.
Breakfast had some surprising “we’ve run out of that” statements; the toast was disappointing Mothers Pride type bread; jams etc were mass produced jars; very Premier Inn. The cold buffet was limited. But my kippers and egg was superb. Coffee - served in stainless pots but they were clearly filled from a large filter pot that was definitely not high quality nor fresh.
There are tours of the battlements at 10 am for guests.
So here we have a fabulous location and building, lovingly maintained by its owners, charging upmarket prices, spoiling its offering ( here and there) with a lack of attention to the detail - which when you pay £200 plus you feel entitled to.